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Kalki Koechlin shares first pictures of baby Sappho

The actress also thanked her doctors for encouraging her to opt for a natural delivery.

Photo: Courtesy Kalki Koechlin on Instagram

Suyog Zore

Actress Kalki Koechlin, who gave birth to a baby girl on 7 February, shared the first pictures of daughter Sappho on Instagram. In the pictures, Koechlin's partner Guy Hershberg is seen holding the baby. Koechlin thanked the doctors who convinced her to opt for a natural delivery despite undergoing labour pain for 17 hours.

"So thankful to the whole team at Tulip Women's Care and to my doctors, Dr Sheetal Sabharwal and Dr RV Punjabi, who simply refused to give up on me even after 17 hours. I was so tired I begged them to take the baby out anyway they could and they said no," she posted.

The actress was active on social media all through her pregnancy and frequently shared pictures of her baby bump.  She also officially announced the birth of her daughter on Instagram with a photograph of her stamped feet. Koechlin and Hershberg have been together for two years.

Koechlin, who made her acting debut with Dev D (2009), has made her impact with some unconventional roles in films like Shaitan (2011), Shanghai (2013) and Margarita With A Straw (2015). She was last seen on the big screen in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy (2019).